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In electricity, a battery is a device consisting of one or more electrochemical cells that convert stored chemical energy into electrical energy.

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Battery Power Requirements

Is this Maplin Power Bank 4000mAh pwerful enough to power the Pi with all of the peripherals below? This is useful as I cannot order online, and it is currently £15. I have a Raspberry Pi Model B, ...
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Portable power supply for RPI3 and official touchscreen requirements

I have recently bought and assembled a Raspberry PI 3, official touchscreen and case / enclosure. I want to be able to use it whilst out and about with a rechargeable battery and if possible allow ...
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Will any external battery power a Raspberry Pi?

I am working on a project that needs the Raspberry Pi to work without a mains connection. I have considered buying a 50000mAh USB power bank. Would this power a Raspberry Pi, and if so, would it ...
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Powering the Pi from battery (power consumption)

I've got a Pi 2 B+ and I plan on using one of those portable battery-powered phone chargers to power it. I'd like to get about 8 hours of continuous power. I'll also be powering a 5-inch LCD and a ...
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How to add Capacitors to Raspberry Pi

My goal is to add capacitors to the Raspberry Pi power-supply. Currently I have my raspberry Pi plugged straight into a portable 5v battery, this works fine. However, I want to be able to swap from ...
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How long does the RPi last on a battery? [duplicate]

For how long can the Raspberry Pi run when powered from a battery of a given capacity? Of course this will strongly depend on how it is used and what devices are connected, but I am trying to get a ...
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What can I use to power my Raspberry Pi Zero with rechargeable battery?

Is there a 5 V rechargeable battery and cables compatible and comparative in size with Raspberry Pi Zero? I don't want to have to plug my Raspberry Pi in every time and nonrechargables get ...
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Is it possible to detect input voltage using only software?

I'm a newbie to Raspberry Pi's, but one of the things I was thinking about doing is running it off batteries (I see many people do this) - that led me to concerns about shutting down gracefully. Is ...
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How long can a RaspberryPi run for on 4 or more AA batteries?

I'm looking to power my Raspberry Pi via rechargeable batteries, but I would like to know how long can it run with x number of batteries. I want to eventually be able to mount it outside and solar ...
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Powering the Pi with 2 AA batteries

I've tested the Pi with a single 3.7V 18650 battery and this < 5$ power boost/power bank. It works, and this single battery runs for at least 1.5 or 2 hours. (Sidenote: during my tests, the ...
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Rpi GPIO Push Button Circuit Grounding Problem

I have a little project where I power my Raspberry Pi Zero using a 12v Battery, via a small 12v to 5v regulator I bought from eBay. I am going to connect a push button to the Pi as in the following ...
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Running RPi on Solar Panel and battery [closed]

I’m quite new in electronic projects and so my basics are quite limited. I've been reading a lot regarding this topic (refer to the title) and I’m currently planning to buy the suitable Solar Panel, ...
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Battery pack for model B RPI, Thoughts?

Thinking of getting the battery pack linked to below for my model b Raspberry pi, i am wondering if anyone knows anything about it and how could it is because for first glance it looks amazing. Thanks ...
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Measure RPi3 power consumption without external hardware

I power my RPi3 using a power bank for smartphones, and I'd like to check how much power the Pi draws from it while my project is running. I don't have any special equipment for power measurement. Is ...
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Battery powered Raspberry Pi [duplicate]

I am interested in using the Raspberry Pi in portable projects for data collection outdoors. How would I go about running the RPi on batteries? Have any software tools been developed to monitor ...
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Raspberry Pi battery state?

I use a power bank to power my Raspberry Pi, and I want to create script to turn off the Raspberry Pi when the battery level is low, but I cannot find any command to visualize the battery level. I ...
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Power with batteries on 3.3V

I've already investigated how to power the RPi with batteries (I did some tests with AA batteries and with 18650 batteries) using a 5V "boost" step-up DC-DC converter, in some other questions here. ...
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Battery Supply Question

This question may have been asked several times, regardless: It's been quite sometime since I took my electrical courses in tech school and had a question about battery powering my RPi. I currently ...
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Battery Solution for Raspberry Pi 3b

I am working on a project for which I need to attach the four raspberry pi boards on the ceiling of the room (one at each corner). The script that will run constantly scans the BD Address and the RSSI ...
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UPS for raspberry pi

I want to be able to power my pi like a smartphone (ie from battery or from mains (while charging the battery), hot swappable) I know there are boards like the MoPi that achieve this, but the ...
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Can I use a DC-DC step up module to power a Raspberry Pi from 2AA batteries?

I understand that I can use 4AA batteries and a step down module to get 5V and power the Pi, however briefly. However, now I'm getting real outrageous and want to trying powering the Pi from just 2AA, ...
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Power Pi4 with USB-C Power Bank

Can a USB-C Power Bank be used to power a Pi 4 for off-grid or mobile uses where the Pi cannot be tethered to either a mains electric socket or a POE switch?
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Battery level of USB power bank [duplicate]

I plan to use a USB power bank to power my Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, but I need to know the battery level/percentage. There is the battery icon and percentage in the top right corner. Does this ...
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Portable power supply for a PiHub?

I love my PiHUB and would like to have a or table power source, so I can make my projects mobile :) Is there any product that I could use? It uses 3A 5.2V. Alternatively I'd appreciate any ...
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Car Powered Raspberry Pi: Safe Shutdown and Power On

Apologies if this is a duplicate, but I can't seem to find a suitable solution. I need to power a Raspberry Pi in a car, and for obvious reasons need to shutdown gracefully, however, I need it to ...
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Is halted a viable state for a battery powered pi zero long-term?

I'm building a battery powered device with a pi zero. The battery is a 3.7v LiPo w/ 2000mAh. I want to be able to safely shutdown and restart the pi using a single switch or button. (preferably ...
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PI2B safe shutdown procedure on low battery and auto start

I have a RPI2B controlling a mobile CCTV setup. System runs on 12V (solar panels + batteries) with a low voltage disconnect (LVD) and PI powered by a buck step-down converter. RPI drives a relay via ...
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Portable Power Supply [duplicate]

I need guidance on how to calculate how long I can power my Pi from an external power bank when I have USB and GPIO peripherals connected. I am considering buying this power bank pack. It says that ...
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Keep running Pi while charging batteries [closed]

I would like to build a simple automatic irrigation system with Pi zero, the thing is that I don't have access to electricity outside. I thought to connect 5v solar panel + 3\4 chargeable batteries. ...